Nellie McKenney’s School in Genoa, Minnesota, 1908/1909

Shown is a photocopy of a card from Nellie McKenney’s school 1908-1909, in Genoa, Minnesota, New Haven Township, Olmsted County, District No. 86, with an image of the pupils and a listing of their names. Clara M. Mohn was the teacher. Pupils were Lola Mastenbrook, George Fryer, Lynn Barth, Nellie McKinney, Dorothy Wells, Verna Jones, […]

George Shaffer b. April 14, 1791 and Margaret Saltzgiver

The family of George Shaffer was entwined with ours, living beside them in Van Buren County, Iowa, and a possible relation married with our family. They and family and neighbors had a kind of exodus from Harrison County, Ohio to Iowa in the late 1840s, another group of relations and neighbors moving a state further […]

Indenture Paper of Robert Eugene McKenney 1872

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Indenture land document of Robert Eugene McKenney, 1872, Pope County, Minnesota. Robert E. McKenney is believed a cousin or brother of George Washington McKenney Sr. (blog’s direct line). See the tags for more information on Robert Eugene.

Maurice Laurel McKenney, 11 Months

Maurice Laurel “Morris” McKenney, born 11 Sep 1911 at Olmsted County, Minnesota, died Feb 28 1970 at Olmsted County, Minnesota, was the son of George Ellis “Bob” McKenney and Rachel Adeline Arnold. The original image is courtesy of Allan McKenney. More information on Maurice, who married Doris Biegler, may be found in the tags. More […]

Maurice Laurel McKenney and Doris Biegler

Maurice Laurel “Morris” McKenney, son of George Ellis McKenney and Rachel Adeline Arnold, was born Sep 11 1911 in Olmsted, Minnesota. He died Feb 28 1970 in Olmsted, Minnesota. Maurice was married to Doris Biegler, daughter of Henry Biegler and Mary Louise Schrader. Maurice and Doris had three children: 1. Living 2. Lawrence David “Butch” […]

The Bieglers and Schraders and Associated Families

Doris Biegler, who married Maurice Laurel McKenney, was the daughter of Henry Biegler and Mary Louise Scrader. Henry Biegler was the son of Karl Biegler and Ernestine Kemph. Mary Louise Schrader, was born March 25 1872 in Manitowoc Springs, Wisconsin, died 1956 Aug 12 in Dodge County, Minnesota, and is buried at Riverside Cemetery, Dodge, […]

George Washington McKenney and Isabella Love

George Washington McKenney Sr. was born 1832 in Ohio and died 1913 in Chautauqua County, Kansas. He is buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Belleville. About 1850 he married a woman by the name of Isabella Love who was born circa 1825-1829, the censuses being inconsistent. Family lore gives her as dying before 1874 […]

Nellie

The poem, “Nellie”, was written by Doris Julia McKenney, daughter of George Ellis (Bob) McKenney, upon the death of her sister, Nellie. Nellie was a poet. Several of her poems can be found on this website under the tag “poetry by Nellie Adelaide Mckenney”. Doris was born January 5 1908 in Genoa, Minnesota. She married […]

Last Hour of March

Nellie Adelaide McKenney was born December 24, 1902 in Pine County, MN, and died January 24, 1954 in San Francisco, CA. She married John George Haffner October 22, 1921 in Billings, MT. He was born February 22, 1897 in Arad, Hungary, and died February 02, 1975 in Salt Lake City, UT. Nellie was a poet. […]

Minnesota, My Mother

Nellie Adelaide McKenney was born December 24, 1902 in Pine County, MN, and died January 24, 1954 in San Francisco, CA. She married John George Haffner October 22, 1921 in Billings, MT. He was born February 22, 1897 in Arad, Hungary, and died February 02, 1975 in Salt Lake City, UT. Nellie was a poet. […]

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